‘90s kids, start your engines. Though talk of bringing the classic sitcom “Full House” back for some sort of revival series has floating around more than once over the last few years, the possibility of bringing some of your favorite characters back is now up in the air over at Warner Bros., according to TV Guide on Tuesday.
John Stamos (Uncle Jesse) is reportedly doing the spearheading for a revival series, as he owns a piece of the show and has tried to get reunion projects off the ground before, such as a feature film (both a reunion movie with original cast members and one in which different actors play them).
Jeff Franklin and Bob Boyett, the show’s original creator and executive producer, respectively, are involved with the possible project and original cast members Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber, Bob Saget, and Dave Coulier are all said to be on board or somehow involved. Should a revival series get off the ground by next year, a 2015 premiere would be coming 20 years after the show originally went off the air.
One of the recent hints at a possible return came early this year when Stamos, Saget, and Coulier all appeared on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” and Stamos mentioned that they were working on “a twist on a sequel."
It’s not as though there wouldn’t be demand for a “Full House” redux; the show is still a favorite as far as sitcoms from the last two decades are concerned and has been pulling in some great ratings for Nick at Nite in reruns. Around 1.5 million viewers tune in for them on average, a 7 percent increase from 2013, and Cinema Blend notes that ratings in the past year have even beat out some primetime network series.
The last year or so has been a good one for “Full House” fans. Last summer, Jesse & The Rippers reunited for a one-night-only performance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” featuring a mulleted Stamos and cameo appearances from Saget and Lori Loughlin. In January 2014, Stamos, Saget, and Coulier all appeared on “Late Night” in character, followed not too long after by the Bravo appearance and then a Super Bowl commercial for Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt (which Stamos is a spokesperson for) including all three of them still--surprise--living in the same house.
If this news still has you jonesing for some classic ‘90s sitcoms, there’s always the “Full House” reruns to keep you sustained, or perhaps try the upcoming Lifetime movie about the behind-the-scenes drama of “Saved By The Bell.”